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May 5, 2010

Boots on the neck of BP?

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 4:52 pm
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Other than the strange wording of the title, has anyone else notice that the government seems to be coming down hard on BP for no obvious reason?  Let me be clear up front, BP is one of the companies responsible for the oil spill, and they should take care of things.  Thing is, that is exactly what they are doing.  From day one BP has been on site, working with clean-up, setting up land-based clean-up sites, hiring out-of-work fisherman to help, and offering $15M in grants to local communities impacted by the spill (wow that’s a lot of hyphens!).

We have the President coming down hard in his press conference, about this being BP’s fault and will be made to pay.  We have secretary Salazar saying we will keep our boots on the neck of BP, and Robert Gibbs repeating it.  Seems like BP is trying to do the right thing without even being asked, much less forced.  Could it possibly be that the government wants us distracted from the fact that they did not follow their own policies about oil disasters?  Is it possible they don’t want us to know about them exempting BP from putting shut-off valves on pipelines in April of 2009?  Don’t know about any of this stuff?  Well, seems the government has a policy that requires them to keep firebooms on hand in case of emergency.  They didn’t have any, and when they went to get one from the manufacturer, there was only one in stock.  Note the exemptions as well.  Both the last administration, and this one, exempted BP and others from implementing required safety features.

Beside all this you have Gibbs misquoting Brown, a former F.E.M.A. director who was on Fox the other night.  Gibbs said Brown intimated that the government started the spill on purpose.  Thing is, he didn’t, not even close.  You can see both segments at Fox’s website.  It really looks like they have a house full of rank amateurs there in Washington.  Now, I was talking to a friend the other day, and I have to say that this spill and it’s timing sure is suspicious.  There hasn’t been a major failure at an off-shore drill ever, that I am aware of, and now right after the government announces more drilling we have one of the largest single oil spills in history?  I am NOT saying the government is involved, it could just as likely be some environmental terrorists from E.L.F. or Greenpeace as far as I know.  It just seems odd is all.


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